St. Lawrence County Health Initiative

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Community Mentor: 

Agency and Placement Location: 6439 SH 56, Potsdam, NY 13676 

Transportation: Need Own Transportation, this means that CBL did not automatically reserve a SLU vehicle. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to access available resources to secure transportation. In these cases, a placement site is considered within walking/biking distance, or is within five miles of campus. Here are some alternative transportation options to consider: use a personal car that you are an insured driver for, walk, or bike. In some cases, it is possible to reserve a university vehicle from the regular fleet. *Contingent on its availability, students may also be able to reserve the CBL van. In order to utilize this form of transportation, students MUST complete SLU's Driver Certification training. The CBL office does not endorse the idea of students carpooling in personal vehicles. It is especially important that students understand the risks associated with carpooling. Carpooling should only be considered after all other options have been exhausted; when carpooling is necessary, both the driver and any riders must complete transportation waivers.

Mission: According to their website, the mission of the Health Initiative is "To measurably improve the health of St. Lawrence County residents, and the residents of the North Country Region, through collaborative community efforts." A non-profit organization with the mission to reduce the burden of chronic disease in both individuals and the community by empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to live healthier lives

Projects: 

  • Create Social Media Content (Tik Tok and Instagram)
  • Sexual Health Education: Create content is medically accurate and age-appropriate for a 12–17-year-old audience. Topics covered things like birth control options, menstrual hygiene, healthy relationships, consent, condoms, sexual orientation and gender identity, STI prevention, masturbation etc...,
  • Content could also include positive youth development topics like self-care strategies, time management tools, "adulting" life skills, smart goal setting, and other similar topics

Agency Requirements:

  • Job Description/Expectations
  • Confidentiality Statement
  • HIPPA Education

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